• Senior Year Calendar
     
    September
    • Meet with counselor to finalize college list
    • Ask counselor for a copy of your transcript to review credits and senior year classes
    • Check SAT and or ACT test dates. Register for October or November SAT and or ACT
    • Attend College Fairs
    • Check with teachers that your recommendations are ready
    • Begin applications for any school you may apply early decision
     
    October
    • Take SAT and or ACT
    • Take SAT subject test if appropriate
    • Prepare applications for SUNY and CUNY schools
    • Send all test scores officially through collegeboard
    • Complete essay and have your essay reviewed by your English teacher
    • Make sure recommendations and proper Common Application forms are on file in guidance office
    • Attend Fall College Fairs
     
    November
    • Take the SAT and or ACT
    • All SUNY and CUNY applications are due before Thanksgiving break.
    • Send all test scores officially through collegeboard
    • Keep deadline dates for applications in mind for applications
    • Complete interviews and college visits
    • Continue to work on all on applications
    • REMEMBER: IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK APPLICATION DEADLINES!
     
    December
    • All remaining applications are due in the guidance office
    • Send all test scores officially through collegeboard
    • Make sure ALL applications with a January 1st or 15th deadline are submitted to the guidance office by the second week of December. The guidance office as well as school admissions will be closed during the December break. We ask that it is submitted two weeks before break so that we have the necessary time to process your application.
    • Attend the Guidance Department Financial Aid Night
     
    January
    • File Financial Aid Forms as soon as possible after Jan. 1st
    • Listen to announcements and visit guidance office for scholarships
    • Keep your counselor informed of any correspondence from your college. If you receive a letter or email indicating that they have not received your transcript or recommendations, please call the college first to confirm that something is missing.
    • Many times the documents are crossed in the mail with the documents. If they still are missing a piece of your application, please inform the guidance office.
    • Keep working hard in the classroom. FIRST SEMESTER GRADES ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS
     
    February
    • Notify counselor informed of any acceptances and or denials
    • Music majors should arrange for auditions
    • Art majors should complete portfolios
    • Research scholarship opportunities
     
    March
    • Visit colleges for final decision making
    • Be certain that all applications and tests have been completed
     
    April
    • Continue to seek scholarship awards
    • Notify colleges to which you applied either stating your intention of acceptance or informing colleges that you will not attend. This will give students on waiting lists a chance to attend
     
    May
    • **** FINAL DECISION!!! **** Candidate Final Reply Date is usually May 1
    • Send deposit to one school
    • Complete all materials that were sent to you from college such as health forms and room/board
    • Notify the Guidance Office of final decision so that a final transcript will be sent to the school of your choice
     
    June
    • Congratulations Graduates!